Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Elusive Dragonfly. . .


I was at the hardware store near me paying for some plastic food containers for camping when the cashier says, "Oh no! A dragonfly! I have to open the doors to let it out!!!!!!" I said, "Where"????? as I drug my camera out of my bag. (lol -- yes, I take it everywhere.) I threw her a bill so she could ring me up and walked over to the door and shot these.





I should have stopped after the first one. . . the rest were no better. . . I was hoping she would suggest that she had a step ladder that I could use. She didn't offer. I took my change and purchase and left. So goes the tale of the elusive dragonfly.

11 comments:

Malyss said...

It seems to be lost or tired..Even dragonflies get the blues!

Sue said...

She is a shy one :) Thank you for the visit, and of course you may link to the bench or feel free to grab it for your site if you like. It is a memorial bench at our local church St-Martin-in-the-Fields here in Toronto. Hope you are having a goodly summer, and I hope to be back to blogging soonly. :)

SandyCarlson said...

I like these, Paulie. I especially like the first one, but I also like the attempts you made and the way you shared the experience with us.

Love Bears All Things said...

I think you did well. Who knows, while taking those shots close together, you might have captured just the perfect one. I do that when I'm trying to capture a Butterfly with its wings open on a flower. I'm glad you included all of them and the title is perfect.
Mama Bear

RuneE said...

Very well done! I prefer No. 4 with the very sharp wings against the featureless background.

Whatever said...

I find those critters to be the strangest --- the two sets of wings.

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi,
I came over from Daisy's blog, I saw the name of this post on your comment and was curious. I was taking photos of one of these little guys this afternoon.

Nice shots, I like how you show the series. They are very elusive but if you can get close they are great.

I also noticed you are in WA as well, we are in Walla Walla.

SQ

CyberCelt said...

I love dragon and damsel flys. They have a lot of the same movies as butterflies, but they are easier to see.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! It must have been a very shy dragonfly. Fun post!

becky aka theRAV said...

well, at least you got a dragonfly, Paulie. I think the 1st one isn't always the best. Just keep trying. The next one will be even better. It was for me.

becky aka theRAV said...

Now I was not saying these were bad shots, Paulie.

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